Sonar+D Startup Garden by MIGRATION
International conference on the digital shift of creative industries
Sónar+D is the international conference that brings together a combination of activities with a common theme: the relationship between creativity and technology, and the digital transformation of the Sónar+D is the international conference that brings together a combination of activities with a common theme: the relationship between creativity and technology, and the digital transformation of the cultural industries involved.
The celebration takes place in Barcelona in Fira Montjuïc, parallel to Sónar by Day, and brings together experts from around the world (technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, companies and researchers) to present initiatives and tools that will shape future creative experiences in the fields of music, visuals, interactive content and transmedia platforms.
Sónar+D is a meeting point with an interdisciplinary approach. It targets professionals within the creative, technological and cultural industries to pursue their interaction. The conference facilitates the exchange of knowledge, debate and generating business opportunities. In more than two decades of existence, Sónar has made a name for itself in the discovery of emerging artists and music, giving it value as a multidisciplinary cultural event. Sónar+D extends this organic search to all areas of creative industries, hence its name: I+D o R+D= Sónar+D.
After 4 years of Sónar+D, the presence of startups evolves into our own concept, the Startup Garden, a space for the promotion and exhibition that gathers the national and international key players of the creative industries ecosystem.
30 startup companies will be selected from all the applications received and will enjoy many opportunities and advantages in the inspirational and creative framework of Sónar+D ( A 950€ registration to Startup Garden fee will apply):
-Exhibition of their project in front of a potential audience of 50,000 people (Sónar+D and Sónar by Day visitors during the three days of the festival).
- Mentoring and networking activities with national and international investors and specialised media.
-Presentation of projects at Meet The Investor, a networking activity for entrepreneurs and potential investors.
- Talks on challenges and key issues for the sector.
- Picht at Startup Competition.
The call is open to startups specialised in creative industries –music, video, design, fashion, hardware or IoT– with an on-going project that has been billing for at least 12 months, and currently looking for a Series A round (200,000-3,000,000€).
So far, confirmed attendees to Sónar+D 2017 Startup Garden include investors like Wayra, Plus8 fund, more